In the Canyon boys basketball season opener against Oxnard on Monday night, the Cowboys looked solid.
However, head coach Chad Phillips' sentiments proved otherwise.
It's shaping up to be one of the biggest weekends in Santa Clarita valley sports history.
Two championships will be determined and three teams will be competing for a spot in a championship game.
FRESNO - For the third straight year, they made the trek - an incredible feat within itself.
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FRESNO - The Saugus High School girls cross country team made a proclamation with its feet Saturday morning at Fresno's Woodward Park.
LOS ANGELES - Santa Clarita Christian running back Collin Keoshian was in trouble Saturday at Windward School.
FRESNO - It was the greatest individual and team performance in the five-year history of Golden Valley High School athletics.
Is it possible the best football in the valley is coming from Santa Clarita Christian School?
For a baseball team that finished 3-21 last season and winless at 0-14 in the Foothill League, Golden Valley has already caught a big fish in the baseball coaching world.
Scott Drootin, a man who has 17 years of head coaching experience, was hired Friday to try and turn things around with the Grizzlies.
West Ranch won one of its closest girls volleyball matches of the season on Friday in Hollywood, beating Campbell Hall, 25-18, 25-21, 20-25, 21-25, 15-10.
Alison Summers had 17 kills. Sophia Burns had a good all-around match, with 14 kills, 26 assists and six blocks.
WESTLAKE - It took all of six game minutes and one possession for Valencia to get on the scoreboard.
It wasn't much longer until the game got out of hand.
Saugus football is set for a second date in the semifinals.
Centurions senior quarterback Desi Rodriguez did it all on Friday night at Cougar Stadium leading Saugus to a 35-28 win over Thousand Oaks in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division Northern Division playoffs.
A high-powered offense was not quite enough for West Ranch on Friday, in a 41-31 loss at Beverly Hills High School.
Wildcat quarterback Jake Bernards passed for 348 yards and two touchdowns as WRHS fell to 1-2 this season.
Penalties, turnovers and a trick play sealed Canyon's doom on Friday night as the team dropped a 35-24 decision to Thousand Oaks on the road.
The loss evens Canyon's season record at 2-2.
The Saugus athletics program has finally been dethroned.
It's comical to look back at what the outside world thought of Saugus boys cross country in late September.
There is a pattern to past Signal Male Athletes of the Year.
When The Signal first heard about Saugus swimmer Abbey Weitzeil, the young swimmer was barely a freshman.
Valencia High School baseball player Devin Davis got to go deep at a Major League Baseball stadium.
This was the best coached year in the last decade in the Santa Clarita Valley.
The best way to explain how an athlete can qualify as exciting is to define the term - and not simply in a dictionary sense.
It didn't take long to see something special was happening.
We've spent the last two weeks bringing you up to speed on the high, lows, and everything in between of the 2013-2014 athletic year in the Santa Clarita Valley.
The 2013-14 year was an exicting one for West Ranch marked by great individual and team performances.
It's become expected of Valencia athletics to stand among the top of the Santa Clarita Valley.
The school year may be officially over, but the awards continue to trickle in.
It may have been a bit of a down year for Saugus overall, but that doesn't mean the Centurions didn't have a good 2013-2014 year.
The evil empire is back.
Of all sports at Golden Valley High, it was golf.